Accreditation

aBET

The ABET accreditation process, a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review, helps assure quality in educational programs. ABET-accredited educational programs must meet certain defined standards. Both the Ceramic Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Accreditation serves to notify:

  • Parents and prospective students that a program has met minimum standards;
  • Faculty, deans, and administrators of a program's strengths and weaknesses and of ways to improve the program;
  • Employers that graduates are prepared to begin professional practice;
  • Taxpayers that their funds are spent well; and
  • The public that graduates are aware of public health and safety considerations.

The present accreditation process requires each educational program to participate in a loop of self-examination and improvement:

  • Definition of desired program objectives and outcomes;
  • Collection and evaluation of data regarding how well objectives and outcomes are being reached;
  • Formulation and pursuit of appropriate means of better accomplishing objectives and outcomes; and
  • Repetition of the process beginning with re-evaluation of objectives and outcomes.

Ceramic Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the program will be to train the future industrial and academic leaders in ceramic engineering by providing a comprehensive, forward-looking and broad-based curriculum, which emphasizes fundamental principles, practical applications, oral and written communication skills, and professional practice and ethics. The program is also committed to a nationally recognized graduate program that emphasizes research of significance to the State of Missouri and the nation while providing a stimulating educational environment.

 CERAMIC Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

  • Our graduates will be leaders in the science, technology, and management of ceramic engineering
  • Our graduates will serve their profession and society
  • Our graduates will continually enhance their professional skills and educational background

CERAMIC Engineering Student Outcomes

 The specific outcomes of the ceramic engineering program are:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

Metallurgical Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the program is to provide a quality, comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education in the traditional areas of metallurgical engineering. The major program goal is to produce a bachelor of science graduate with a sound fundamental knowledge and extensive hands-on technical, communication, and leadership skills, capable of contributing in any technical area associated with metallurgy. The program is also committed to a strong graduate program, which ensures significant research activity, an active and involved faculty, and a robust, healthy environment for education. The provision of service course work for students in other engineering disciplines is also an important goal, as is interaction with professional societies and industry to promote continuing education, research, and technical information transfer. The utilization of the departmental resources to assist the state agencies and industry of Missouri and the mid-west is an integral part of the departmental mission.

 Metallurgical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

  • Our graduates will be leaders in the science, technology, and management of metallurgical engineering
  • Our graduates will serve their profession and society
  • Our graduates will continually enhance their professional skills and educational background

Metallurgical Engineering Program OUTCOMES

The specific outcomes of the metallurgical engineering program are:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

Undergraduate Enrollment

Program 2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
Ceramic Engineering 59 65 75 90 90 103 109 115 112
Metallurgical Engineering 57 57 74 87 84 73 62 63 58

 

Bachelors Degrees Awarded By Program

Program 2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
Ceramic Engineering 15 16 24 15 20 26 24 40 31
Metallurgical Engineering 21 19 14 17 25 23 34 21 14